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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Vince Dantona, American ventriloquist.died he was 62

Vince Dantona was an American ventriloquist died he was  62

 (April 2, 1949 – February 27, 2012)

Dantona began his comedy career in Okinawa during his time Marine Corps, learning ventriloquism through a correspondence course by practicing in front of a mirror. Before long, Vince purchased a wooden dummy and dubbed him "George."
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Vince began working on Long Island with other performers, including Eddie MurphyRob Bartlett, and Bob Nelson at Richard Dixon's White House Inn in North Massapequa, New York.[1] At first, Vince had wanted to do stand-up, but found he did better with a ventriloquist act; Vince has called George his "safety net", saying, "He gets away with everything. Nobody ever gets mad at him."[2]
Before finishing the course, he (along with George) hosted a two-hour children's program on Armed Forces television and radio. Vince was also the first $10,000 winner on ABC-TV's America's Funniest People in 1991.[1][2][3]
Vince toured with the USO, entertaining United States troops. Vince and George appeared on numerous television shows, including Comedy CentralGood Morning AmericaThe Joan Rivers ShowThe Joe Franklin Show, and Comedy Tonight. On occasion they opened for Soupy SalesHenny YoungmanRobert KleinTiny TimJay and the AmericansMartina McBrideJudy CollinsBobby RydellBobby VintonLittle Anthony and the Imperials, and Boyz II Men.[3]
Vince regularly performed at such places as Pocono Palace in the Pocono mountains,[4] Caesar's Resorts,[5] and The Tropicana in Atlantic City.[6]
Dantona died on February 27, 2012, at the age of 62.[7]

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